On Monday, December 11, 2017 our own Jacob Edwards will defend his Master's Thesis. The defense will take place in Bio 133 at CSU. Be sure to stop by if you're in the area! Jacob will be moving on to Columbia University in the Spring, where he will be a PhD student in the Woolley Lab, studying birdsong and learning.
Our primary goal is to understand the processes that shape evolutionary trajectories. We focus on the mechanisms of convergent evolution of behavioral and morphological traits. We link molecular, neural, and developmental mechanisms to their consequences for organismal phenotypes, and we investigate the neural and hormonal mechanisms of context- or experience-dependent changes in behavior.